H. Res. 444: H.R. 1904 - Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Monday, October 24, 2011.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 245-178 on October 25, 2011.

MANAGERS: McGovern/Bishop

112th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES 444

[Report No. 112-258]

 

H.R. 1904 - Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying the resolution, shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, as modified.

6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after the adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1904) to facilitate the efficient extraction of mineral resources in southeast Arizona by authorizing and directing an exchange of Federal and non-Federal land, and for other purposes. The_ first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources. After general debate the bill shall.be considered for amendment under the fiveminute rule. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. That amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. No amendment to that amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All points of order against such amendments are waived. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted. Any Member may demand a separate vote in the House on any amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole to the bill or to the amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as original text. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT IN PART A PROPOSED TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

Sponsor

# Description

1.) Hastings, Doc (WA)

#4 Would make technical corrections to the bill to bring it
into compliance with clause 4 of rule XXI.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT IN PART B PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

Sponsor

# Description

Debate Time

1.) Lujan (NM)

#3 Would exempt all Native American sacred and cultural sites from the land conveyance.

(10 Minutes)

2.) Markey, Edward (MA)

#2 Would require, as a condition of the land exchange authorized by the bill, that Resolution· Copper pay an 8% royalty to the United States on all locatable minerals produced in commercial quantities from the federal land the company receives in the exchange. The Mining Law of 1872 does not require any royalty payment. Resolution Copper estimates the value of the copper ore at several billion dollars.

(10 Minutes)

3.) Grijalva, Raul (AZ), Garamendi (CA)

# 1 Would require that the remote operations center for the proposed mine be located in the local community, that the company actively recruit and hire local employees, that all ore produced fro1n the mine be processed in the United States and that all equipment used at the mine be made in the United States.

(10 Minutes)